Rocky start to Dhaka meeting

After arriving at 1am, an hour late, then dealing with accomodation mess up, I left my hotel early in the morning to the meeting. I’m here to participate in the APC Regional Consultation Meeting on ICT Policy in Asia.

Upon entering the main street I walked into what looked like hundreds of rowdy rock weilding protesters. There’s a general national strike in effect. Anyone showing signs of working was set upon with stones.

barefoot construction

No photos of the mailaise, but I do have a construction site. Maybe tomorrow I can get close enough to photograph the barefoot workers. As I entered the BRAC Building in which we’re holding the Meeting riot police appeared from no specific origin and suddenly there was smoke and a greater sense of calamity.

Interested in the meeting? I’m keeping a blog there.


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